Spiderman 3… while entertaining fails to hit the high marks set by the previous Spiderman films. It’s not terrible, like say the Hulk; it’s just simply a lesser movie despite all the bucks that went into making it. Comic fans familiar with Spidey’s long 4 color history might get upset at some the decisions made for this film, while non comic types will probably feel a little strained following the multiple villains and storylines. Basically, It’s a very crowded film. In fact it was almost split into two movies and it shows at times.
Here is what I liked in no particular order (spoilers):
The Acting, still solid despite any problems with the plot
Tobias Maguire is wonderful as Peter Parker… again.
The Harry Osborn storyline is resolved
Sandman is in the film.
Tomas Haden Church as the Sandman
Lots of highflying action.
Peter fights goblin in his street clothes
Really enjoyed the Daily Bugle scenes
Never got bored
That Bruce Campbell cameo rocked!
Peter’s Hilter hair
Here is what I disliked in no particular order (spoilers):
No Alex Ross in the opening credits like Spiderman 2
The black suit didn’t have any powers when Peter wore it like in the comics.
No cool mask for goblin
Captain Stacy doesn’t’ seem very concerned that his daughter is about to fall to her death.
Why is Gwen Stacy in this movie? Oh yeah, in case Kirsten Dunst doesn’t come back for Spiderman 4.
Harry Osborn realizing he needs to help his friends because of something the butler said rather than figuring it out on his own.
Sandman killed Uncle Ben! Wha…
Too much unmasking
Missed Opportunities (spoilers):
Not having John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson’s astronaut son, bring back the alien symbiote from space. This seemed like a really obvious thing to me.
The black costume/venom thing was too much story and needed its own film.